Opinions

TOPIC OF THE WEEK: Planning our last 12 years

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, greenhouse gas emissions need to be cut almost in half by 2030 to avert "global environmental catastrophe." This is a satirical take on what our columnists plan to do in their last twelve years on a normal earth. Read more

Correspondent view: Migrant caravan remains stalled at the border

On Sunday, the United States temporarily closed the border crossing between San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico. In what President Trump called an invasion, over 5,000 immigrants are living in makeshift tents in just a couple miles south of the border. For two weeks, groups of a migrant caravan from Honduras have been arriving in Tijuana heading to the U.S. Read more

OPINION: Birthright citizenship is important for the United States

The United States has always been known as a land of immigrants. The America that we know and love today has been massively shaped by the history of people all over the world coming to this country to better their status. While we often look to coastal cities when we think of our history with immigrant populations, every corner of the U.S. has been altered and improved by the lessons and cultures of those that leave everything behind to try their hand at the American Dream.  Read more

This finals season, get an 'A' in self-care

 I know the stress of finals makes it seem like you don’t have time for anything else, especially when your grade depends primarily on your midterm and final exams, but remember, you’re not going to do yourself any favors by burning out. Take some time every day to do something unrelated to school.   Read more

OPINION: Showing my appreciation for Martha McSally

On Aug. 28 U.S. Representative Martha McSally blew away the Republican primary polls in Arizona. With Senator Jeff Flake retiring, the race to keep a Republican in the senate seat was on. This year, luckily, the United States had some of the strongest voter participation in years.  Read more

OPINION: 'Satire'day Night Live: How comedy fits into politics

 One of the best things to come from the Trump administration is the endlessly funny political  sketches being cranked out by the writing staff at Saturday Night Live. Thanks to the never-ending soap opera going on in Washington, DC there is plenty of real-life material to satirize each week.   Read more

OPINION: It takes a lot to be an RA, but it can be worth it

 The University of Arizona has 23 different on-campus dorms. Normally, each floor in the dorms has its own resident assistant, or RA. RAs are there to enforce the rules of the dorms, build community and check in with residents. I was wondering: what does it take to be a RA, and what draws people in to become one? Is it worth it to be a RA?   Read more